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OCT. 13 SPRUCE UP YOUR PARK DAY

The City of Yuma is hold­ing a morn­ing clean-up at the park, meet­ing at the West Wet­lands’ Playa Linda Beach, just west of the so­lar gar­den. Call 928-373-5200 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WHEN: 7-10 a.m. Oct. 13

WHERE: West Wet­lands Park,

282 N 12th Ave., Yuma

OCT. 20 THE OP­TI­MIST CLUB OF YUMA’S CAT­FISH RODEO & NA­TURE FAIR

Youth vie for one of 10 tagged fish for prizes, and chil­dren can also shoot a bow, learn about gun safety and see an­i­mals that live in our desert en­vi­ron­ment. Call 928-373-5200 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WHEN: 7 a.m. to noon Oct. 20

WHERE: West Wet­lands Park,

282 N 12th Ave., Yuma

OC­TO­BER 13 2018 ZOM­BIE RUN FUN RUN AND WALK

Prizes awarded for best zom­bie cos­tumes! Fees are $17 for pre-reg­is­tra­tion be­fore Oct. 11, or $26 on site. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.Yu­maAZ.gov/park­san­drec

WHEN: 6 p.m. Oct. 13

WHERE: Desert Sun Sta­dium, 1280 Desert Sun Drive, Yuma

20 BRID­GET’S GIFT

This all-ages show fea­tures Frank Bal­lard, PAR­MALEE, Eric Paslay and Cof­fey An­der­so­nis. All pro­ceeds go to­ward help­ing lo­cal res­i­dents who are fight­ing breast can­cer. Tick­ets are $60, and can be pur­chased at www.co­co­pahre­sort.com

WHEN: 5-11 p.m. Oct. 20

WHERE: Co­co­pah Casino Event Lawn, Somer­ton

20 DIA DE LOS MUER­TOS MON­STER MASH GALA

This fundraiser ben­e­fits Hospice of Yuma, and fea­tures de­li­cious food, danc­ing, silent auc­tion and cos­tume con­test. Tick­ets are $55/per­son; call 928-343-2222 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WHEN: 6-11 p.m. Oct. 20

WHERE: AWC Schoen­ing Cen­ter, 2020 S. Av­enue 8E, Yuma

NOV. 3 MCAS YUMA’S TELE­GRAPH PASS CHAL­LENGE

Par­tic­i­pants will start the course by cy­cling, and then make their way up and down Tele­graph Pass on foot. Reg­is­tra­tion is $40-$50, and can be done by vis­it­ing https://tinyurl.com/ycp­w23q7 WHEN: 7-10 a.m. Nov. 3

WHERE: Tele­graph Pass, Yuma

OC­TO­BER 20 THIRD AN­NUAL MAY­ORS’ BI-NA­TIONAL BI­CY­CLE RIDE

Yuma Mayor Dou­glas J. Ni­cholls and the elected of­fi­cials of the 4Fron­tED ef­fort in­vite res­i­dents on both sides of the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der to par­tic­i­pate. The bi­cy­cle ride will be­gin in Yuma and fin­ish in Ben­ito Juarez Park, in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. It’s a fam­i­lyfriendly, leisurely ride. Those who plan on cross­ing the bor­der to the fin­ish line will need proper doc­u­men­ta­tion. Call 928-373-5016 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WHEN: 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 20

WHERE: Reg­is­tra­tion will be­gin at 7 a.m. at the Civic Cen­ter park­ing

lot and the ride will start at 8 a.m.

31 TRICK OR TREAT ON HIS­TORIC MAIN ST.

A free trunk-or-treat event for kids of all ages, as well as a cos­tume con­test, free face paint­ing, a kids’ cor­ner, candy and live en­ter­tain­ment. There will also be free movie screen­ings of Hal­loween­town and Hal­loween­town II at the His­toric Yuma The­ater – doors open at 6 p.m. Call 928-373-5020 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WHEN: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 31

WHERE: Main Street Yuma

NOV. 3 CHIL­DREN’S FES­TI­VAL OF THE ARTS

This free fes­ti­val fea­tures nearly 50 arts and crafts booths full of fun projects for chil­dren of all ages. There will also be per­for­mances by dance stu­dios and mu­sic groups.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3 WHERE: Main Street Yuma

NOVEM­BER 10 TURKEY TROT

This is a city of Yuma 5K/10 fun run/walk for all ages. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion fees are $23; on-site reg­is­tra­tion is $33. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.Yu­maAZ.gov/park­san­drec

WHEN: 8:15 a.m. Nov. 10

WHERE: Gate­way Park, 1st Street and Gila Street in Yuma

16 NORTH END ART WALK

This free event for all ages show­cases dozens of lo­cal artists while cel­e­brat­ing the Yuma arts com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. Yu­maArtCen­ter.com, or call Judy Phillips at 928-580-7417.

WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 16

WHERE: His­toric Down­town Yuma

DE­CEM­BER 1 16TH AN­NUAL RACHEL DETERMAN MEMO­RIAL RIB COOK OFF

Ribs, side dishes, corn, de­li­cious tor­tillas and more will be on hand as over 30 teams com­pete for the best bar­be­cue crown Call 317-7910 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1

WHERE: Yuma Catholic ath­letic fields, 2100 W. 28th St., Yuma

NOV. 16-18 28TH AN­NUAL COLORADO RIVER BAL­LOON CROSS­ING FES­TI­VAL

Mass bal­loon as­cen­sions will take place at sun­rise each day. To learn more, con­tact the Ca­balleros de Yuma at 928-343-1715, or visit www.cr­cbal­loons.com.

WHEN: Nov. 16-18

WHERE: Fri­day: Gila Vista Ju­nior High School. Satur­day & Sun­day: Yuma West Wet­lands Park. Satur­day evening: Desert Sun Sta­dium.

NOV. 24 KEN & BETTY BOR­LAND HOL­I­DAY PAGEANT AND TOWER LIGHT­ING CER­E­MONY

Kick off the hol­i­day sea­son with our an­nual pageant. Ad­mis­sion is a non-per­ish­able food do­na­tion to the Yuma Com­mu­nity Food Bank. Call 928-343-1715 for more info.

WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24

WHERE: Friend­ship Tower, Av­enue A and

34th Place, Yuma

DE­CEM­BER 1 CHRIST­MAS LIGHT­ING ON HIS­TORIC MAIN STREET

Main Street will be twin­kling with wreaths, light poles and more as the mayor of Yuma flips the hol­i­day switch to set the area aglow. Call 928373-5020 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 1

WHERE: Main Street Yuma, with a light­ing cer­e­mony at the Main Street

Christ­mas Tree in front of the Yuma Art Cen­ter.

8 DOROTHY YOUNG MEMO­RIAL ELEC­TRIC LIGHT PA­RADE

This year’s theme is “Cel­e­brat­ing Yuma Agri­cul­ture” for this free fam­ily event. March­ing bands, floats and ve­hi­cles dec­o­rated with Christ­mas lights. To learn more, con­tact 928-376-0100.

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8

WHERE: The His­toric North End of Yuma

15 REIN­DEER ROUNDUP

This is a city of Yuma 5K/10 fun run/walk for all ages. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion fees are $17; on-site reg­is­tra­tion is $26. Reg­is­ter on­line at www. Yu­maAZ.gov/park­san­drec

WHEN: 8:15 a.m. Dec. 15

WHERE: West Wet­lands Park, 282 N 12th Ave., Yuma

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